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Marilyn’s Lost Diamond Ring Recovered from Lake Marcel WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

  

Marilyn contacted me to help recover her lost diamond wedding ring. In early June she was on her private dock when her dog jumped up and his paw happened to catcher her ring pulling it off her finger. This ring was customer made and has a clasp to make it easier to take on and off the finger. Apparently so easy a dog can take the ring off with ease. Marilyn remembers precisely where she was standing on the dock and the direction she was facing however she never heard the ring hitting the dock or water. He husband had helped by removing several boards from the dock in the target area and they searched for days. They even got creative by attaching a plastic basket to a long piece of wood and also a kitchen strainer and had been scooping up gobs of silt from the bottom of the lake. At one point they even had a friend with a metal detector attempting to locate the ring.

As a fist step I searched the dock with my metal detector to make certain it simply wasn’t over looked. After that I got low on the dock and searched at arms length thought the water from the opening with no success. At this point having brought all my SCUBA gear I suited up and took the plunge. Being that this was a very shallow search it was partially obstructed by the dock and we sill didn’t have an exact entry point so it make the most since to to use the SCUBA gear. Having a drysuit also made the work more pleasant. The bottom of this man made lake was full of thick silt and having the ability to remain buoyant off the silt was also an advantage. All though some visual search methods can be used most often heavy metal items are covered by the silt or obscured by plant growth so by having a high quality underwater metal detector has prove to be a key component in the recovery of these lost items under water.

See the action unfold here:

With a little work I was able to get over the top of the ring with my metal detector and make the recovery a success. Marilyn was very happy to get her ring back with all of the diamonds still securely attached.. I’m also very happy they found The Ring Finders and we were able to make yet another memorable recovery today.

Cheers,

Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter

206-618-8194

 

Sheila’s twice lost ring into Lake Sammamish in one day

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received a call from Sheila and she explained to me that she lost her diamond wedding ring in Lake Sammamish,  off a private residential dock. While she was dipping her toe over the edge of the dock to check the water temperature for a swim her loose fitting wedding ring of thirty years slipped off her finger into the lake. She continued to tell me that she could see the ring glistening on the bottom. She them jumps into the lake and retrieved the ring from about thirteen feet below. She had no place to secure the ring as she didn’t want it to fall off her finger again during the swim back so she placed it into her moth.

Watch the video to see the full story unfold:

On her way to shore she was in about chest hight water when she started taking to her friend in the back yard when the ring slipped out of her mouth and back into the lake a second time! At this point her feet had stirred up the silt, boats going by were causing some wakes, she was getting cold and feared she might just keep steeping on the ring burying it deeper. So she noted the area and got out of the water.

She then went on line to find some professional assistance were she found me.

I agreed to assist in the recovery of her ring. Arriving with full dive gear not ever knowing exactly what to expect and how solid the information provided will be this has proven to make these missions much more successful than by simply free diving. Having the proper drysuit to keep warm and conferrable and and redundant air supplies for these types of task take a lot of other issues out of the loop. Of course SCUBA brings with it a whole other required skill set of its own to be done with proper risk management.

Sheila had told me way back in the day there was a lumber mill near the lake and many of their logs are still imbedded in the silt. She also provided a solid landmark that her feet was near one of the planks when she lost the ring the second time. These provided details greatly aided in the recovery effort by firmly marking the target zone of the search efforts.

The search took a bit of time as they sometimes do however I found the ring in the general area under water as Sheila described. 

I proceeded to surprise her with the ring and she was very happy to be reunited once again.

Cheers,

Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter

206-618-8194

SCUBA Ring Search for Travis’s Gold Wedding Ring Lake Stevens, WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

Back in September of this year Travis and Cora reached out TheRingFinders looking for an under water search specialist to recover their lost wedding band. After a full day on the lake Cora was passing the ring to her husband when it got fumbled and fell to bottom of the lake. It was fortunately in a shallow area in what seemed to be a very simple recovery. Travis dove down several times over a course of weeks then hired a diver from the local dive shop with no success. He then found me though TheRingFinders and my first free diving attempts with my detector wound up insufficient. As the months went on I would occasionally send a note to them that I had not forgotten their lost ring in the lake as I was in the process of getting the proper dive gear and training.

Now December with the holiday season upon us, I was now fully kitted and trained enabling me to make a return visit to the lake to compete the mission.  On the day of the recovery Cora and Travis were unaware that I was making another attempt. So we took the opportunity to surprise the family with an exciting ring recovery return…

Watch this video to see the exciting revel when we reunite the ring to its owners!

 

Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter.com

https://theringfinders.com/Jeff.Morgan/

Call me today M: 206-618-8194

 

 

 

Rob’s Lost Keys Lakeland Hills Auburn, WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

Noticed a post on Christmas day about some lost keys in the local area. I decided to reach out to the gentleman to gather more details and determined the keys were certainly lost in an isolated location. Rob said he didn’t even think to look for a metal detector but was glad to let me take a crack at finding his items. Day after Christmas with some snow still on the ground, I geared up in full cold weather gear and jumped into a murky mud pit to recover his work keys and a remote control. Another happy recovery made possible by the means of medal detection.

 

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Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter.com

Call me today M: 206-618-8194

Chris’s Lost Ring Recovery Auburn, WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

Chris was doing some yard work when his gold wedding bad got lost in the mulch. Very concerned his wife made a post to social media seeking help from anyone with a metal detector. It was a great pleasure recovering Chris’s ring and seeing it returned to his finger.

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Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter.com

Call me today M: 206-618-8194

 

Jerome’s 3 Year Lost Ring Recovery Pacific, WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

Jerome’s ring lost for three years in neighbors front yard grass. In short time I was able to locate the missing ring and return it to the family!

 

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Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter.com

Call me today M: 206-618-8194

Logan’s Lost Silver Ring, Auburn, WA

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-618-8194

Helped a very sad boy find a very precious ring from his mother. The kids were playing frisby in the street when the ring flew off in to the neighbors yard. Made a quick appearance this dark evening to preform a search.This young man was very happy to get his ring back!

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Jeff Morgan

SeattleRingHunter.com

Call me today M: 206-618-8194